Ross J. Wood, 1931 – 2012
Ross Wood, 81, of Woodway, passed away peacefully on Nov. 15, 2012. He was born Sept. 29, 1931 in New York City to Anna (Callahan) and Benjamin Ross Wood.
He graduated from Brooklyn Technological High School in 1949 and was accepted to Cornell University. His college education was interrupted by four years of service in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.
Ross then returned to Cornell and finished his degree in Chemical Engineering in 1954. He met and married the love of his life Jeannette Rose Picciano in 1955.
Ross and Jeannette started their family on the East Coast before moving to the West Coast in 1959, where he took a job with The Boeing Company. He received his Masters in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Washington in 1962.
After moving to the west coast they accepted four more children to their family.
Ross retired from Boeing after 35 years in 1994.
Ross was very active in his community: Holy Rosary Edmonds, Stevens Hospital Foundation, Community Transit, and Mayor of Woodway.
He is survived by his devoted wife, former Washington State Senator, Jeannette Wood and their six loving children: Ross Joseph JR (Kathy), Christopher (Shannon), Jonathan (Carolyn), Therese (Bruce), Bridget (David), and Megan (Jack). He is also survived by his 15 beautiful grandchildren and his favorite sister Patricia.
A Memorial Mass will be held at Holy Rosary church in Edmonds, Monday Nov. 26, 2012 at 11 a.m.
Burial will be at Restlawn Cemetery, Tuesday Nov. 27, 2012 at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers please send donation to Edmonds Community College, The Wood Family Scholarship (425-640-1149 for more info.)
Share memories with the family at www.becksfuneralhome.com.